Auckland, Oct. 10.
The Licensed Victuallers have resolved to send a delegate to Wellington re the new Licensing Bill to-morrow. The representatives of the hapus of the Ngatirakawa tribe met at Te Papa, SO miles beyond Cambridge, to discuss a proposal made by Government to have the main trunk road continued through the Ngatirapawa lands to the Hot Lakes. At a meeting of the Auckland Waste Lands Board, a resolution was passed, respectfully recommending to Government that such provisions may be inserted in the new Land Act as may be calculated to promote the immigration of a suitable class of farmers to this colony from Great Britain and Ireland. Resolutions were carried at the Waitemata County Council, asking the Minister for Public Works to extend the Kaipara railway north. The Chamber of Commerce passed a resolution, with one dissenting voice, in favor of protection to local industry. The Chamber also requests the Government for a Royal Commission on the tariff, as affecting local industry and revenue. A man named Honey, at Hamilton, Waikato, in a fit of insanity refused all food. He has been missing, and is believed to have committed suicide.
A party of Maoris have been put on to clear the line of the Thames railway from Kainereuga to Kirikiri. T. P. Perberton has been committed on three charges of embezzlement of money, the property of Messrs Wilson and Thornton. Bail was allowed, himself in £3OO, and two sureties of £3OO. Gbahamstown, Oct. 16.
A large number of natives are employed clearing bush for the railway which passes near Te Aroha.
Auckland, Oct. 17. The whole of the Te Aroha block has been handed over by Government to the jurisdiction of the Waste Lands Board. 3,(500 acres have been made over as an endowment to the Thames High School. A piece has also been reserved as a public domain. The block will be brought into the market very speedily. The licensed victuallers here are strongly opposed to Mr Saunders’ Bill, as putting them in a worse position than ever. Gbahamstown, Oct. IG.
About 30 Ohinemuri Volunteers, placed on pay by the Defence Minister, have received no remuneration as yet, and are grumbling in consequence. They are drilled three times a day, and cannot attend their farms.
Mr Mackay will be here on Saturday. It is rumored that Government do not wish to take steps that will precipitate war until after the floating of the loan of £5,000,000. The Thames hematite paint is a great success. The manufacturer is receiving a number of orders. He is also taking a knife polish from the product.
Gisborne, Oct. 16.
Large numbers of natives are assembled on Arthur’s run at Tokomani, and have gathered 3000 sheep in a small paddock, and threaten to turn the whole on the beach. 300 young lambs have died through losing their mothers. The principal leader in the mischief was Te Manihera, an assessor from Wairarapa. Mr Rees and Wi Peri indignantly disclaim any connection with the matter. Mr Arthur is taking proceedings to have the offenders brought to justice. Mr Gudgeon, 8.M., has written a strong letter to the Natives, warning them not to do anything foolish. Wellington, Oct. 16.
At a meeting of C. W. Langstone’s creditors held, it was stated that having investigated several transactions of the bankrupt, it was found the creditors might proceed against him for obtaining goods by false pretences. It was resolved to instruct the trustee to apply to the judge of the Supreme Court for leave to prosecute the bankrupt under the Fraudulent Debtor’s Act. A man named Edward Jones was arrested at Masterton on Tuesday for forgery at Timaru.
The cable repairing steamer Agnes, arrived from Sydney tiiis morning. At the Supreme Court yesterday, in the case of Beere v. Corwonga, claiming
£IO3O damages for malicious prosecution, the jury gave a verdict for the plaintiff for £2OO.
At the Resident Magistrate’s Court, Carl Peters was charged under the Law Practitioners Act with executing a bill of sale, not being legally qualified. The information was dismissed, as it had not been laid within six months.
Wellixutox, Oct. 17.
At the police court, Honora '.[organ, for larceny from the New L’oaiander Hotel, was committed for trial at the Supreme Court. John Joseph A\ alsh, on two charges of embezzlement, was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment on each, the sentences to bo concurrent. The Wellington Liberal Association have decided to support the Liberal party under the leadership of Mr Macandrew.
A deputation from the 'Working Men’s Club waited on the Minister for Lands today, for the purpose of urging the objects of the Small farm Association. Several of the members of the deputation urged the setting aside of a block at Hawora for settlement. Jt would settle the native difficulty. Mr Rollostoii replied Government were framing a Rill which dealt with special settlements and small farms. He said he was anxious to assist the Association, but under the present circumstances could not definitely pledge the Government.
DtnomiN, Oct. IG. The Executive Officers of Friendly Societies of Dunedin, after considering the new railway bye law making it imperative on all employees of the department to join the Railway Benefit Society, resolved to wait upon Mr Conyers, or communicate w r ith him by letter, with a view of having the grievance redressed. The subscriptions already received in aid of the sufferers by the Octagon tire, though the canvass has only been engaged in for three daj s, amount to £149, and a large number of cards arc yet out. The Committee think that a sum of £290 will be sufficient to meet cases of absolute necessity. This morning the Crown entered up a “nolle prosequi ” on eleven inquisitions for murder, and one for arson against William Waters.
At the civil sittings of the Supreme Court to-day, a dressmaker named Mary Cradock David, sued James Hirst of Wellington, tanner, for the sum of £I,OOO, damages for breach of promise. The defendant did not appear. The plaintiff deposed to having entered the service of the defendant as housekeeper some time since, whereupon he contracted a twelve-months engagement, on the strength of which lie seduced her, and from time to time ho promised to marry her, but he failed to do so. The jury returned a verdict for £4OO, with full costs.
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